|Math (measuring) and History (demonstrating the length of Noah's Ark) combined!|
Our second week of official school went pretty well. The younglings have easily slipped back into the routine of school days. The only down side... we were so busy doing school that I didn't get very many pictures this week. :) Here's what we did:
Things that were scheduled as usual:
PA History: They did an activity worksheet to start our PA History studies.
Civics: We talked about pharmacists and how they contribute to our community.
Bible: We read in Genesis about Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel, and Noah and the flood. We also refreshed our memorization of 2 Timothy 3:16 and added verse 17 this week.
We began reading out of Victor Journey Through the Bible and really enjoyed the insight it adds to our Bible reading. And we finished watching the second half of "What's in the Bible? with Buck Denver Volume 1". (Click on the link above for a 20% off code (also, currently free shipping on orders of $15 or more!))
Science: We read more about how light works and did a couple of experiments demonstrating how water bends light and how objects can block infrared waves. We also continued reading Dinosaurs of Eden. The kids watched several videos this week also. My folks lent us their set of 12 DVDs by Answers in Genesis. They are geared to teen-adult level but there were a few that were okay (teaching level and age-appropriate content) for them to watch (Do Animals Evolve? and The Six Days of Creation. I also found several videos at the library...
(Noah's Ark: Fact or Fable?; Noah's Ark: Was There a Worldwide Flood?; Noah's Ark: What Happened to It?; and D is for Dinosaur/A is for Adam.) You can watch D is for Dinosaur online.
History: We talked about the Jewish calendar versus our Gregorian calendar. It has been a help for us to have posted the reference sheet from MFW about how our months line up to Jewish months on our cork-board. We also added several early biblical figures to our timelines: Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel, and Noah. We also did 2 notebooking sheets to add to our history binder. They did a great job retelling what they had learned about Adam and Eve as well as Cain and Abel. I found a great printable to use for the Cain and Abel page here.
One of the most interesting things we did this week was measuring out how long Noah's Ark was. At first we tried to just go down our cul-de-sac but we ran out of room too quick.
|This is us starting from just past the opening of our cul-de-sac. There was a fire hydrant there that we used a reference for our starting point.|
I've always figured Noah's Ark would have to be pretty big to fit all the animals on there, even if they were baby or 'teenager' animals. I had no idea how huge it really was. Very cool.... except for Noah and his family who probably walked that distance dozens of times a day! LOL
Music: We began our study on our first composer of the year, Vivaldi. I had the kids write out what they remembered from the lesson on a notebooking sheet for our portfolios.
Art: We completed the next 2 lessons on long and short lines and ellipses.
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